Tag: Dire Straits

Chart Attack!, Music


Greetings and welcome to CHART ATTACK!, the long-defunct-but-now-resurrected series where we take a look back at a Billboard Top 10...

DVD Reviews, Music, Music Videos

DVD Review: “Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video”

A critical look at a critical look at the history of the music video....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 22, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community. ...

Field of Poppies

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 11 Great Songs in Honor of Veterans Day

For Veterans Day, November 11, here are 11 great songs to help us remember and honor all those who have served in our military....

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Most Awesome ’80s New Wave Comebacks Ever

Ready for an excellent adventure? Fire up the Delorean, pad your shoulders, grab a turbo dog and bag of corn nuts, we’re about to...

Music, Popdose Roundtable

Off on the Wrong Foot: the Art of Album Sequencing

A rollicking Popdose Roundtable that explains why you've been listening to Rumours in the wrong order, among other things....

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Sting

If you've not been following every breath he takes, you're missing a lot of great guest appearances by the man they call Sting....

Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Dire Straits, “On Every Street”

I knocked around the fringes of academia for years, but it’s just as well that I never became a teacher — because there’s nothing I...


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Penultimate Songs

We're such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs....


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “SpaceCamp”

In honor of the final Space Shuttle launch, Kelly the space nerd reminisces about the Shuttle program and revisits a film that is a...



Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1985

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while the...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 14

It’s the last week for the letter D, as we take a look at more tracks that hit the Rock charts but failed to cross over to the...


50Prog50, Music

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part One

We love to mock prog rock, but Dw. Dunphy has made a list of 50 prog albums that deserve to be in your collection. Here's the first...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Live at Knebworth”

Live albums, more than any other, date themselves immediately, and not merely because the date is plastered all over the recording....


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Then and Now”

In his latest Mix Six, Ted Asregadoo contrasts bands' debuts with songs from their most recent albums, including Weezer, Lone Justice, and...


Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Mark Knopfler, “Get Lucky”

Bad news for all the fans who thought that this, finally, was Knopfler’s return to Dire Straits-style rock and roll: Those days are...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Fade to Black

What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 5/22/09

Hat trick, mama!! Benny Hester – It’s Over Love from Through the Window (1987) Erik Norlander featuring Buck Dharma –...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/5/85

Howdy, everybody! It’s CHART ATTACK! time once again!, What can I tell you about this week? Well, at least three of our artists owe...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 25

The other day someone asked me what the “most valuable” record in my collection is. It’s a question I’ve always...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Rollergirl

Dire Straits – “Skateaway” Melanie Safka – “Brand New Key” — n n n {democracy:12} — Last...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Dire Straits, “Wild West End”

“Wild West End,” a track from Dire Straits’ self-titled first record, is a dreamy, beautiful song I carry around with me,...